In recent years the idea of the battle of the bands has slowly went from a venue where you can make a start for yourself and your band while also proving you have the talent and ability to perform live to a cheap lack luster held at a high school with accordions and suspenders. That is until now, for the past two months Truth and Triumph Tattoo studio along with it’s internet show TattooTV has been holding an truly epic battle between some of the best names in local Dayton music scene. Every Friday and Saturday night at Blind Bob’s in the Oregon District of Dayton various match ups between these different artists have been taking place. With each night one of these groups is eliminated and the remaining 2 acts proceed onto the next round.
Starting out originally with 24 different musical artist ranging from everything from heavy metal to psychedelic rock to hip hop, they battle in groups of 3 and voting is done at the show itself or on the Truth and Triumph’s TattooTV Facebook page. With each vote on the website counting as 1 vote and each vote cast at the show counting for 2. With each night having a group being eliminated until the final show which consists 3 groups battling it out for the grand prize.
After numerous shows and intense voting wars the end is near, August 6th at Blind Bobs the final round will commence. The final contestants are Black Cloud Syndrome, God Bless & Asher Jones, and By Way of Sunstorm. Each will competing for your votes on the night of the show without the help of internet voting. So the only way to ensure your pick wins the competition is to attend the show and cast your vote.
One of the reasons that this is great idea and a magical rebirth for the battle of the bands concept is the grand prize. This grand prize is exactly what a local band would want, consisting of a a produced and packaged live CD ready for sale, a high end produced bio DVD of the band, promotional fliers and cards, and free session at the tattoo studio. This prize is something that bands would compete for and not just bragging rights and some cash. Also when roaming around the website for the event it leads into the idea that this is just the first of many and these battles will continue.
The show takes place August 6th at Blind Bobs in the Oregon District in Dayton, OH and will begin approximately at 9PM. Each group will have 15-20 minutes to prove to you why they should win and the votes will decide who the victor is. I highly recommend everyone go out and support some amazing local musicians and enjoy a great show.
For more information on the event you can go to the Facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=224894604219967. For more information on the bands that will be playing that evening the links to each group is listed below.
By Way of Sunstorm
God Bless & Asher Jones
Black Cloud Syndrome